What we're about

This meetup group is primarily for players and Dungeon Masters for Dungeons and Dragons version 3.5 (in person, around a table, here in the Springs). I'm also developing a new simpler game, Secrets of the Gnomes.

Upcoming events (5)

*** D&D 3.5 Group 2A *** Levels 12-18 *** the Arvale Avengers ***

*** These group 2 games are NOT changing their schedule; only groups 9 and 13. ***

Now this game plans to have even more focus on the PC's, and the NPC's will be more out of the way unless needed (like the healer).

DO NOT USE THE MEETUP APP, it does NOT work when there's a WaitList. RSVP ONLY ON MEETUP.COM

Newbies: We are mostly full, but it does fluctuate. If you want to drop in and play, plan on borrowing one of our character sheets, of which we have many available to play. This is a high level campaign though, so if you're not very experienced, you might try group 9, that one's low to medium level.

Or better yet, if you're totally inexperienced with D&D or have very little experience or you're quite rusty, or you just want to try something different or improved over 3.5, please check out group 13, the playtest for my new simplified 3.6 game that starts at LEVEL ZERO.

Continuing our exotic adventures in the Known World of Aereth, the Dungeon Crawl Classics!

If you roll your own character: Our characters are currently levels 12-18, so new players should start at ECL 12 with 66,000 XP and GP, then buy stuff at standard book prices. Please try one of our spare characters to start with if you're new, especially if you're new to the game.

Once you've played a few times and you really want to roll your own character: Roll 24 d6's. You may reroll 1's but only once. Put 3 d6's under each of the 6 ability scores as desired, ignore the other 6 d6's. This method makes pretty good stats but not too ridiculous. If they're unusually terrible, you can roll a 2nd time but that'll be the one you get. Or you can start with an average roll of 4 6's, 4 5's, 4 4's, etc.

Please first try out some of our spare characters to get the feel of the game and the group, and then roll up your own character later. New players are strongly encouraged to try out one of our spare characters for an episode or two before rolling up their own characters. XP you earn playing a spare character will usually also be credited toward your new character, so you don't miss any. I'm generally flexible and we're all in this to have fun, and we're off to a good start already :) See ya at our next game!

*** Experimental option *** If you want to run a character here but under the rules for Secrets of the Gnomes version 3.6, it might be possible (we have one already so far which is working well); check with me first so I have time to roll up your character. You may have to start at some in between level to keep the party balanced. There's no guarantees...

Small contributions to help keep our meetup group online and pay for modules are appreciated, thanks. :)

"Gned the Gnome", your humble Dungeon Master and Organizer :)

*** CLOSED *** D&D 3.5 Group 9 levels 5-9 *** ON HOLD ***

Heroes & Dragons

*** Group 9 is on hold until group 13 gets enough regular players ***

*** We swapped Groups 9 and 13 on the schedule *** This group 9 is now where group 13 used to be, every other Saturday opposite the group 2 games.

*** Note - until we get a larger core group in group 13 (every other Sunday) that plays regularly, we won't likely play this group 9 game again for a while.

Table holds 6 people including DM.

We moved to Heroes & Dragons. From Academy, go E on Austin Bluffs Pkwy, in the left lane, pass Beverly, turn left on Siford into the parking lot area, take the right fork of the Y, then see the ARC thrift store, Heroes & Dragons is just to the right of the ARC store.

I made 12 simple characters for the players to choose from, so no one has to get into character creation etc. Their ability scores are all[masked] after racial adjustments, to help everyone get off to an even start but also allow useful bumps at every 4th level. You don't have to stay with your first character throughout the campaign, you can switch around and try different kinds of characters for the first few games. Then you'll have a better idea what kind of character you like to play and you can create your own character (I'll be glad to help). But you don't have to; you can stay with a pre-generated character if you like. Players are not required to attend every game, but the closer we can get to most players being there most of the time, the better the game experience will be for everyone.

If you have your own dice, D&D 3.5 Player's Handbook, and/or figurine for your character, please bring them, but if you don't, don't worry about it. We'll share as needed. We don't expect you to go buy stuff before you're even sure you like the game. If/when you do buy stuff, please buy at Heroes & Dragons and tell them Gned the Gnome sent you (we play there a lot so we like to reward them by buying our stuff there). If you do buy a Player's Handbook, be sure to buy the D&D 3.5 version, not 3.0 or any other version of D&D. Otherwise, you'll be wasting your money, you would get the rules for the wrong game. The right one says

Core Rulebook 1
v.3.5

right on the cover near the bottom.
To keep the game simple, your starting characters will all be mostly from the Player's Handbook, so you won't need any other books. If you know the game already and have other books (including MM/DMG), or have your own character, you can use them with my permission. NO overpowered characters. Also NO EVIL CHARACTERS and NO POISON. Also players, no trying to convert others, no hijacking or disrupting the game for religious or political or other purposes, it's NOT that kind of game. Any discussions of religion or politics should be within the fantasy context of the game itself, not about the real world. D&D has NOTHING to do with real-world religion or politics.

Personally, I believe that participating in creative activities like D&D can help keep the mind alert and healthy, but if you already have severe mental problems, sorry, we can't help you. I'm generally tolerant and understanding, but in order to protect the integrity of the game and the safety of the participants, I reserve the right to reject any players for any or no reason.

Please RSVP here; the sooner, the better. Thank you.

Your humble DM, "Gned the Gnome"

P.S.: Check out our Group 13 playtesting of my new simpler game even better for beginners, starting with ZERO LEVEL CLASSES!

Group 13 Secrets of the Gnomes 3.6 every other Sunday

Heroes & Dragons

N E V E R _ P L A Y E D ? _ _ P E R F E C T !

If you have NEVER played D&D or any similar game, this is the perfect simplified game to get into! Also good if you've only played a little or if you're rusty. Or even if you're an experienced player and want to see an improved game.

If you've never played at all, there are you tube videos which might be fun and helpful, search for how to play D&D 3.5 (since that's the closest game). Also we have some info which is really helpful, but if you just want to show up at the game cold and have fun, that's OK too - our Assistant GM will help you learn the game as we go along. Start right away, you don't even have to have a character sheet (we have a few easy handouts to help you play). You don't even fully roll up a character until you get to 1st level.

Starting your character at zero level does NOT mean we think you're a zero. It just makes our math a LOT easier (yours too). It takes very little experience to get from zero to 1st level.

We usually play at Heroes & Dragons. From Academy, go E on Austin Bluffs Pkwy, in the left lane, pass Beverly, turn left on Siford into the parking lot area, take the right fork of the Y, then see the ARC thrift store, Heroes & Dragons is just to the right of the ARC store.

NO EVIL CHARACTERS please. This game has NOTHING to do with real-world religion or politics, even though some ancient cultural aspects are adapted for familiarity and convenience. Mostly all we ask is that everyone be able to communicate as an adult.

Your humble Game Master, "Gned the Gnome"

*** D&D 3.5 Group 2A *** Levels 12-18 *** the Arvale Avengers ***

*** These group 2 games are NOT changing their schedule; only groups 9 and 13. ***

Now this game plans to have even more focus on the PC's, and the NPC's will be more out of the way unless needed (like the healer).

DO NOT USE THE MEETUP APP, it does NOT work when there's a WaitList. RSVP ONLY ON MEETUP.COM

Newbies: We are mostly full, but it does fluctuate. If you want to drop in and play, plan on borrowing one of our character sheets, of which we have many available to play. This is a high level campaign though, so if you're not very experienced, you might try group 9, that one's low to medium level.

Or better yet, if you're totally inexperienced with D&D or have very little experience or you're quite rusty, or you just want to try something different or improved over 3.5, please check out group 13, the playtest for my new simplified 3.6 game that starts at LEVEL ZERO.

Continuing our exotic adventures in the Known World of Aereth, the Dungeon Crawl Classics!

If you roll your own character: Our characters are currently levels 12-18, so new players should start at ECL 12 with 66,000 XP and GP, then buy stuff at standard book prices. Please try one of our spare characters to start with if you're new, especially if you're new to the game.

Once you've played a few times and you really want to roll your own character: Roll 24 d6's. You may reroll 1's but only once. Put 3 d6's under each of the 6 ability scores as desired, ignore the other 6 d6's. This method makes pretty good stats but not too ridiculous. If they're unusually terrible, you can roll a 2nd time but that'll be the one you get. Or you can start with an average roll of 4 6's, 4 5's, 4 4's, etc.

Please first try out some of our spare characters to get the feel of the game and the group, and then roll up your own character later. New players are strongly encouraged to try out one of our spare characters for an episode or two before rolling up their own characters. XP you earn playing a spare character will usually also be credited toward your new character, so you don't miss any. I'm generally flexible and we're all in this to have fun, and we're off to a good start already :) See ya at our next game!

*** Experimental option *** If you want to run a character here but under the rules for Secrets of the Gnomes version 3.6, it might be possible (we have one already so far which is working well); check with me first so I have time to roll up your character. You may have to start at some in between level to keep the party balanced. There's no guarantees...

Small contributions to help keep our meetup group online and pay for modules are appreciated, thanks. :)

"Gned the Gnome", your humble Dungeon Master and Organizer :)

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Group 13 Secrets of the Gnomes 3.6 every other Sunday

Heroes & Dragons

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